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UPEACE signs new academic agreement with Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica

The University for Peace signed a Cooperation Agreement with the Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica (UNA), in order to strengthen academic programmes on both institutions. This agreement promotes academic exchanges between both universities and launch new joint projects in areas such as environmental protection, sustainable development, and...
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The University for Peace visits Colombia with the aim of promoting peace

In its attempt to accomplish the Sustainable Development Goals, specifically goal number 16, the University for Peace – represented by its Rector, Dr. Francisco Rojas Aravena – made several strategic visits to institutions in Bogota, Colombia, generating rapprochement with entities such as the National Police and the Armed Forces.
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UPEACE Faculty Highlight the Closing Plenary: 3rd Global Summit on Childhood

UPEACE Faculty from the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, Virginia Cawagas, Gal Harmat and Toh Swee-Hin, participated as speakers at the Closing Plenary session of the 3rd Global Summit on Childhood held on March 31st to April 3, 2016 in San Jose, Costa Rica. The Global Summit which registered more than 400 participants from all over the...
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UPEACE Karamoja Cluster Project Successfully Concluded

After three years of arduous work, the University for Peace (UPEACE) is pleased to announce the successful conclusion of the “Karamoja Cluster Project” (KCP), a cross-border project with a clear objective, to mitigate pastoral violence within the Karamoja Cluster of Kenya and Uganda. The project, which began in April 2013 and used...
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University for Peace co-sponsors and participates in the 30th Anniversary of the Declaration on the Right to Development

On 29 February, the University for Peace (UPEACE) co-sponsored an event in Geneva which marked the 30th Anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Right to Development. The event, titled "In Search of Dignity for All: The Right to Development at 30", took place at the Palais des Nations and was co-sponsored by The Office of the United Nations High...
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UPEACE participated in the II International Conference“Con Todos y para el Bien de Todos” (With All and for the Good of All)

UPEACE professors Toh Swee-Hin and Virginia Cawagas, alongside student Amabella Lapiz Carumba from the M.A. Programme in International Peace Studies, participated in the II International Conference on “Con Todos y para el Bien de Todos” (With All and for the Good of All), held at the Palacio de Convenciones in Havana, Cuba on During the...
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UPEACE develops new Diploma Programme on “Criminal Investigation, Forensic Evidence Analysis and Human Rights Violations”

As part of the Program for the Support of Human Rights – a joint initiative between the European Union and the Government of Honduras – the University for Peace was asked to develop a new Diploma for the staff of the Office of the Special Prosecutor for Human Rights of the Public Ministry, with the objective of strengthen the investigation of...
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UPEACE delegates attend the II International Conference in Cuba

UPEACE professors and student, Amabella Lapiz Carumba, (M.A. Programme in International Peace Studies) participated in the II International Conference on the theme “Con Todos y para el Bien de Todos” (With All and for the Good of All) held at the Palacio de Convenciones, La Habana, Cuba on the 25 to 28 January, 2016. This second International...
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Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Ambassador Yukiya Amano, visits the University for Peace

In an effort to contribute to the essential dialogue around atomic energy, the University for Peace (UPEACE), the Costa Rican Ministry of Science, Technology and Telecommunications, and the Costa Rican Ministry of Foreign Affairs jointly organized a conference by Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Ambassador Yukiya Amano,...
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UPEACE participates in Seminar on Human Rights, Transnational Enterprises and Social Corporate Responsibility in Tabasco, Mexico

Within the framework of the Human Rights, Transnational Enterprises and Social Corporate Responsibility Seminar, the University for Peace, represented by Juan Carlos Sainz-Borgo – Dean for International Cooperation – visited the city of Villahermosa, Mexico, with the aim of presenting a fresh vision of Human Rights and Corporate...
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University for Peace Commemorates its 35th Anniversary

San José, Costa Rica. 5 December 2015. The University for Peace (UPEACE) celebrated its 35th Anniversary on 5 December 1980 with a high-level international seminar titled “Conflict and Alternatives to Peace in the 21st Century: New Wars, New Solutions”, which brought together renowned international personalities in the field of human...
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UPEACE Launches the ‘India Initiative’

Campus Rodrigo Carazo, San José, Costa Rica. November 2015. The University for Peace is pleased to announce that it has launched an initiative focusing on greater engagement with students, professionals and universities in India.
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La Universidad para la Paz y el Proyecto de Derechos Humanos capacitan a funcionarios del Poder Judicial y Ministerio Público de Honduras

Tegucigalpa, Honduras, 31 de Octubre 2015. Uno de los objetivos de la Universidad para la Paz, de las Naciones Unidas, es que a través del programa de postgrado en Derecho Internacional de los Derechos Humanos, apoyado del Proyecto “Fortalecimiento del Estado de Derecho para la Protección y Promoción de los Derechos Humanos en Honduras”,...
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University for Peace visits South Korea

From 28 September to 3 October, delegates from the University for Peace, led by Rector Francisco Rojas-Aravena, visited South Korea to complete a vast agenda, which included presenting the UPEACE mission and academic programmes to important organizations within that country, and to explore potential areas of collaboration and cooperation.
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The University for Peace dialogues with the Government of Japan

Tokyo, Japan. October 5, 2015. The Rector of the University for Peace (UPEACE) - Dr. Francisco Rojas Aravena – had an intense working session in Japan on 28-29 September 2015. The objective of this visit was to build up the mandate of UPEACE and the need to promote the support of its academic programmes.
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Government of Costa Rica reaffirms its commitment to the University for Peace

New York, United States. This week, President of Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solís, reaffirmed the commitment of the Costa Rican Government with the University for Peace (UPEACE) during meetings held within the framework of the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly with representatives from the United Nations and UNESCO, as well as other members...
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UPEACE has a new Alumni Relations Officer

Following the recommendation made by the selected Alumni representatives at the last meeting of the Council. UPEACE has opened an Alumni Relations Office and appointed a new Officer to manage the Alumni Network.
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UPEACE Welcomes 140 New Students to the 2015-2016 Academic Year

Rodrigo Carazo Campus, 21 August, 2015. On 19 and 20 August 2015, the University for Peace (UPEACE) welcomed new students to the 2015-2016 academic year. The orientation process kicked off with the words of the Dean for Academic Affairs, Dr. Sara Sharratt, and of the Dean for International Cooperation, Dr. Juan Carlos Sainz-Borgo, who welcomed...
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